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Guest Post – Weekly Meal Plans!

Planning weekly meals is one of the BEST ways to stay in budget and relieve some of the stress that always seems to creep around at 5pm in my home. I hope you enjoy this guest post by my friend (and old college roommate :)) Carrian!

I’m so excited to be doing a guest post for Discount Queens!! I’m a huge fan of saving money in any way possible and this is my favorite place to check out fantastic deals.

I’m Carrian from {Sweet Basil} a food blog. I love to cook and bake, especially with my little family-husband, 5 yr old and 9 month old. We are from opposite ends of the states; Cade is from South Carolina and I am from Washington. We met in Idaho, moved around a bit and for now we are in Utah. One of our favorite hobbies is cooking and/or baking. We always joke that if we could live in Williams Sonoma we would.Seriously though, we really would.

Over a year ago I was getting a lot of requests to do meal plans because people were sick of trying to think up what to make for dinner and compiling a grocery list so they didn’t forget anything. I truly was striving to meet everyone’s needs, but then I got pregnant with our second and due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum I was in the hospital too much (not to mention too darn sick to think about food) that I just couldn’t do it anymore. We had our little girl and while it was an adjustment to have two kiddos I began trying to do the meal plans again. Folks, I am just too pooped to make up a bunch of meal plans and email them out every week. SOOOOOO, I created Meal Plan Monday. It’s pretty much awesome. Here’s how it works

Every Monday I post a meal plan that starts on the next Sunday. That way you have all week to shop. The meal plans are designed to incorporate leftovers or use the same ingredients so you aren’t stuck with a bunch of ingredients one week without a new dinner to use it in. I also include a printable grocery list and obviously the recipes. It saves so much time and effort having a meal plan in place and money since you can look at the different weeks and what’s on sale and choose your menu based on that. You can also look at previous weeks and sub any dinners you really enjoyed.

You can find different recipes like,



If you ever have a request for healthy, vegetarian, quick dishes etc you can always leave me a comment or email me at ohsweetbasil(@)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks so much for having me and I do hope you will pop over to Sweet Basil and say hello!!